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June 16, 2015 | by

A Simpler Approach to Fat Loss Nutrition

Conventional wisdom says that weight loss is as simple as eating less. While at face value this advice is true, the reality of “simply eating less” is often much different. By eating less you are not only reducing your caloric intake, but you are altering your daily routine by changing what, when, and how you eat. The resulting frustration is a major reason why so many people grow frustrated and ultimately fail to achieve their diet ambitions.

You can best avoid this problem by instead focusing on simplifying lifestyle factors and doing away with strict rules. The most effective diet plans are structured around your existing life, rather than making drastic changes. One of the most effective changes you can make is identifying the meal you have most trouble with and focusing on ways you can make it healthier. Once you’ve solved your “problem meal”, you can move on to improving other meals as well. Doing so helps lay the groundwork for long term success by conserving your willpower instead of burning out.

To break down this idea, the following four-step plan helps lay out a path to successful weight loss:

  1. Identify the meal you have the most trouble with and want to work on first.
  2. Choose how many of those meals you want to work on improving for the week.
  3. Plan everything out to know exactly what you need to change.
  4. Avoid distractions and focus on improving that one meal. Don’t stress about anything else.

The big picture is often overwhelming, and a major reason why most diets fail. By breaking things down and focusing on the small pieces, you will gain confidence and make the changes you need for long-term weight loss success.


If you are looking to discuss your current weight and health related issues then please make an appointment with any one of our Brisbane based doctors who would be more than happy to discuss your options.



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